CoinPayments Partners with the Emerging Payments Association, Aims to Drive Cryptocurrency Payments Adoption

Emerging Payments Association - Cryptocurrency Payment Processor

CoinPayments, the world’s leading cryptocurrency payments processor, today announced its newly formed partnership with the Emerging Payments Association (EPA), a global organization focused on connecting the payments ecosystem and encouraging innovation across the industry.  As part of the EPA’s diverse membership base, CoinPayments will work with the organization to drive further adoption of cryptocurrencies as a form of payment globally.  “CoinPayments’ decision to join the EPA is a signal to the payments industry: cryptocurrencies are going mainstream,” said EPA Executive Chairman David Hunter. “We can’t wait to work closely with…

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Major Win for CoinPayments as HODLTech Secures Canadian FMSB Status

CoinPayments released news this week, announcing a longer term partnership with leading digital wallet infrastructure supplier and custodianship services HODLTech. Working with CoinPayments since 2018, Estonia-based HODLTech also announced this week its approved registration as a Foreign Canadian Money Services Business (FMSB). What Does the News Mean for Our Users? Due to the new regulatory status, HODLTech is now more attractive to new partnerships, in particular for crypto-to-fiat settlement services. In other words, more liquidity options for users when it comes to crypto payments. Users and merchants can also rest…

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New Developments in the Crypto Regulatory Space

There are always changes occurring within the cryptocurrency industry. Generally, we hear about the technological developments that help to innovate and push the market forward in adoption and value. However, there has been significant attention paid lately towards the developments in the regulatory space as well, notably in terms of where cryptocurrency companies are offering their services and how customers are being identified through KYC (Know-Your-Customer) policies when they use them. Both are important considerations to explore and understand as the industry matures and such practices become more commonplace. Sanctioned…

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Popular Cryptocurrencies in 4 Words or Less

With so many cryptocurrencies around these days, it’s hard to know what each are trying to achieve. Are they trying to be a currency in the payments space? Are they building a platform with a native token? Does the cryptocurrency have any unique features? All valid questions and finding the answers can take quite a bit of time scouring the internet for specific details. So, as a helpful alternative, please enjoy the infographic below which describes 33 of the top cryptocurrencies in 4 words or less. SOURCE: MrBTC.org

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Dogecoin

Dogecoin (DOGE): The Fun and Friendly Internet Currency DOGECOIN QUICK STATS Forget about the banks because Dogecoin has your back! The decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency is set to disrupt and enhance how you approach sending money online. Doge’s collective endeavor coupled with their growing communities is helping them become one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the digital tipping marketplace. While Dogecoin was originally introduced as a “joke currency” in 2013, many supporters were thrilled to see it quickly develop its own online community and reach a capitalization of US$60 million in…

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COINFEST 2018

CoinFest Vancouver: Lightning Edition By: Christina Succurro  On April 6th, 2018 CoinPayments in partnership with Andrew Wagner will be hosting CoinFest, a mini Blockchain expo which aims to be the event equivalent to open source peer-to-peer technology. A local venture founded in 2013 returning for the second year in a row, to our very own Headquarters here in Vancouver BC. CoinFest has consistently provided opportunities for businesses and Crypto enthusiasts to casually connect over pizza and beer with some of the most influential people of the fin-tech world. An educational and…

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NEO

NEO (NEO): An Open Network for Smart Economy NEO QUICK STATS The 9th largest cryptocurrency, with a total market capitalization of over 3 billion USD, NEO payment processing is available through CoinPayments. Since NEO rebranded from Antshares (ANT) in 2017, it has quickly gained momentum as China’s leading smart contracts platform. A currency inevitably compared to the Ethereum blockchain for their similarities, Neo and Ethereum are both open source, Turing complete platforms specifically designed to host smart contracts, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and dApps, respectively fueled by crypto assets. NEO…

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Ways Cryptocurrency Can Positively Affect Small Businesses

Cryptocurrency provides a quick and inexpensive way to accept customer payments in comparison to the traditional method such as credit card. With every cryptocurrency payment, the pay is final which gives the merchant the power instead of the customers. There are four ways cryptocurrency can positively affect your business. No Processing Fees Traditionally, all form of digital transactions has a processing fee; however, with cryptocurrency, there is no intermediary which means that the merchant does not pay the processing fees. Cryptocurrency is a peer-to-peer transaction with no additional cost to…

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How to Accept Cryptocurrency as a Small Business

Set up Your Merchant Wallet Account As a merchant, the first step in accepting cryptocurrencies is to set up a merchant wallet account. The top merchant wallet account providers are CoinPayments.Net, Coinbase, BitPay, and CoinGate. Unique public wallet address will be provided in a form of 26–35 alphanumeric string of characters as well as an associated QR Code for your POS System. The address allows customers to send payments to your wallet. A private key will also be provided to you to help you access your wallet anytime you wish.…

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